Job 36:1
Elihu Speaks of God’s Dealings with Men

      1Then Elihu continued and said,

2“Wait for me a little, and I will show you
         That there is yet more to be said in God’s behalf.

3“I will fetch my knowledge from afar,
         And I will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

4“For truly my words are not false;
         One who is perfect in knowledge is with you.

5“Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any;
         He is mighty in strength of understanding.

6“He does not keep the wicked alive,
         But gives justice to the afflicted.

7“He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous;
         But with kings on the throne
         He has seated them forever, and they are exalted.

8“And if they are bound in fetters,
         And are caught in the cords of affliction,

9Then He declares to them their work
         And their transgressions, that they have magnified themselves.

10“He opens their ear to instruction,
         And commands that they return from evil.

11“If they hear and serve Him,
         They will end their days in prosperity
         And their years in pleasures.

12“But if they do not hear, they shall perish by the sword
         And they will die without knowledge.

13“But the godless in heart lay up anger;
         They do not cry for help when He binds them.

14“They die in youth,
         And their life perishes among the cult prostitutes.

15“He delivers the afflicted in their affliction,
         And opens their ear in time of oppression.

16“Then indeed, He enticed you from the mouth of distress,
         Instead of it, a broad place with no constraint;
         And that which was set on your table was full of fatness.

17“But you were full of judgment on the wicked;
         Judgment and justice take hold of you.

18Beware that wrath does not entice you to scoffing;
         And do not let the greatness of the ransom turn you aside.

19“Will your riches keep you from distress,
         Or all the forces of your strength?

20“Do not long for the night,
         When people vanish in their place.

21“Be careful, do not turn to evil,
         For you have preferred this to affliction.

22“Behold, God is exalted in His power;
         Who is a teacher like Him?

23“Who has appointed Him His way,
         And who has said, ‘You have done wrong’?

24“Remember that you should exalt His work,
         Of which men have sung.

25“All men have seen it;
         Man beholds from afar.

26“Behold, God is exalted, and we do not know Him;
         The number of His years is unsearchable.

27“For He draws up the drops of water,
         They distill rain from the mist,

28Which the clouds pour down,
         They drip upon man abundantly.

29“Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds,
         The thundering of His pavilion?

30“Behold, He spreads His lightning about Him,
         And He covers the depths of the sea.

31“For by these He judges peoples;
         He gives food in abundance.

32“He covers His hands with the lightning,
         And commands it to strike the mark.

33“Its noise declares His presence;
         The cattle also, concerning what is coming up.

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American Standard Version
Elihu also proceeded, and said,

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Eliu also proceeded, and said :

Darby Bible Translation
And Elihu proceeded and said,

English Revised Version
Elihu also proceeded, and said,

Webster's Bible Translation
Elihu also proceeded, and said,

World English Bible
Elihu also continued, and said,

Young's Literal Translation
And Elihu addeth and saith: --
Whether by his Passion Christ Merited to be Exalted?
Objection 1: It seems that Christ did not merit to be exalted on account of His Passion. For eminence of rank belongs to God alone, just as knowledge of truth, according to Ps. 112:4: "The Lord is high above all nations, and His glory above the heavens." But Christ as man had the knowledge of all truth, not on account of any preceding merit, but from the very union of God and man, according to Jn. 1:14: "We saw His glory . . . as it were of the only-Begotten of the Father, full of grace and of truth."
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Christ Acquired his Judiciary Power by his Merits?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ did not acquire His judiciary power by His merits. For judiciary power flows from the royal dignity: according to Prov. 20:8: "The king that sitteth on the throne of judgment, scattereth away all evil with his look." But it was without merits that Christ acquired royal power, for it is His due as God's Only-begotten Son: thus it is written (Lk. 1:32): "The Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of David His father, and He shall reign in the house of Jacob for
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Christ Will Judge under the Form of his Humanity?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ will not judge under the form of His humanity. For judgment requires authority in the judge. Now Christ has authority over the quick and the dead as God, for thus is He the Lord and Creator of all. Therefore He will judge under the form of His Godhead. Objection 2: Further, invincible power is requisite in a judge; wherefore it is written (Eccles. 7:6): "Seek not to be made a judge, unless thou have strength enough to extirpate iniquities." Now invincible power
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Old Law was from God?
Objection 1: It would seem that the Old Law was not from God. For it is written (Dt. 32:4): "The works of God are perfect." But the Law was imperfect, as stated above [2060](A[1]). Therefore the Old Law was not from God. Objection 2: Further, it is written (Eccles. 3:14): "I have learned that all the works which God hath made continue for ever." But the Old Law does not continue for ever: since the Apostle says (Heb. 7:18): "There is indeed a setting aside of the former commandment, because of the
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Man Can Know that He Has Grace?
Objection 1: It would seem that man can know that he has grace. For grace by its physical reality is in the soul. Now the soul has most certain knowledge of those things that are in it by their physical reality, as appears from Augustine (Gen. ad lit. xii, 31). Hence grace may be known most certainly by one who has grace. Objection 2: Further, as knowledge is a gift of God, so is grace. But whoever receives knowledge from God, knows that he has knowledge, according to Wis. 7:17: The Lord "hath given
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Judicial Power Corresponds to Voluntary Poverty?
Objection 1: It would seem that the judicial power does not correspond to voluntary poverty. For it was promised to none but the twelve apostles (Mat. 19:28): "You shall sit on twelve seats, judging," etc. Since then those who are voluntarily poor are not all apostles, it would seem that the judicial power is not competent to all. Objection 2: Further, to offer sacrifice to God of one's own body is more than to do so of outward things. Now martyrs and also virgins offer sacrifice to God of their
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Hypocrisy is the Same as Dissimulation?
Objection 1: It seems that hypocrisy is not the same as dissimulation. For dissimulation consists in lying by deeds. But there may be hypocrisy in showing outwardly what one does inwardly, according to Mat. 6:2, "When thou dost an alms-deed sound not a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do." Therefore hypocrisy is not the same as dissimulation. Objection 2: Further, Gregory says (Moral. xxxi, 7): "Some there are who wear the habit of holiness, yet are unable to attain the merit of perfection.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The Great Teacher
Teaching was the great business of the life of Christ during the days of his public ministry. He was sent to teach and to preach. The speaker in the book of Job was thinking of this Great Teacher when he asked--"Who teacheth like him?" Job xxxvi: 22. And it was he who was in the Psalmist's mind when he spoke of the "good, and upright Lord" who would teach sinners, if they were meek, how to walk in his ways. Ps. xxv: 8-9. And he is the Redeemer, of whom the prophet Isaiah was telling when he said--He
Richard Newton—The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young

"That which was from the Beginning,"
1 John i. 1.--"That which was from the beginning," &c. Things are commended sometimes, because they are ancient, especially doctrines in religion, because truth is before error, and falsehood is but an aberration from truth and therefore there is so much plea and contention among men, about antiquity, as if it were the sufficient rule of verity. But the abuse is, that men go not far enough backward in the steps of antiquity, that is, to the most ancient rule, and profession, and practice of truth
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Whether Hypocrisy is Always a Mortal Sin?
Objection 1: It seems that hypocrisy is always a mortal sin. For Jerome says on Is. 16:14: "Of the two evils it is less to sin openly than to simulate holiness": and a gloss on Job 1:21 [*St. Augustine on Ps. 63:7], "As it hath pleased the Lord," etc., says that "pretended justice is no justice, but a twofold sin": and again a gloss on Lam. 4:6, "The iniquity . . . of my people is made greater than the sin of Sodom," says: "He deplores the sins of the soul that falls into hypocrisy, which is a greater
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether those to whom Christ's Birth was Made Known were Suitably Chosen?
Objection 1: It would seem that those to whom Christ's birth was made known were not suitably chosen. For our Lord (Mat. 10:5) commanded His disciples, "Go ye not into the way of the Gentiles," so that He might be made known to the Jews before the Gentiles. Therefore it seems that much less should Christ's birth have been at once revealed to the Gentiles who "came from the east," as stated Mat. 2:1. Objection 2: Further, the revelation of Divine truth should be made especially to the friends of God,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

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